We all like saving money, especially at the grocery store, and coupons are a great way to get discounts. But when you first start out in the coupon world, it can seem a little overwhelming.
I held a garage sale last weekend and it got me thinking about what makes successful garage sale. Obviously, if you’re going to take the time to get up early and lug things out into your front yard, you want do everything you can to ensure that you hold a great garage sale.
Let’s start out 2012 being better people, better savers and smarter shoppers! My own journey so far has taught me a lot and I love to be able to share what I learn with others. So here are some ways I have learned to save. I hope they’ll be helpful for you as well! Use Coupons
With couponing finding a whole new audience lately, I thought I would cover a few beginner’s pitfalls. As a new couponer, there is so much new information at your finger tips and oh so many deals, but there are a few things to watch out for. Here’s what NOT to do:
Do you have any pets? If your kids love animals, but you dread all the money you have to spend on vet bills, food even clothing – I’m right there with you! We have a long list of costly creaturesthat have taken up residence at one time or another in our home. Here’s a general price breakdown on all the different pets we’ve welcomed into the family (and the budget).
For most of us, the thrill of finding a great deal while shopping can be addicting. Coming home with something new that we can look at, smile at and show off is lots of fun. But shopping all the time can also lead to trouble. So today, I wanted to share a way to save some money and still have the thrill of something new and nice – redo old items in your house! I’ve been doing it all summer, and while it may take a little elbow grease, the money I have saved is downright amazing. Plus, I love the feeling of accomplishment that comes from knowing “I did that.”
So, stockpiling is a word that has been used a lot lately when it comes to using coupons when grocery shopping. Extreme Couponing shows people with an entire room of stockpiled grocery goods. What if we take that concept, tweek it some and stockpile for Christmas?
Couponing has its own language, and if you are just starting out you know what I mean! Go to any popular coupon website these days and you will see things like RP, SS, MFR. At this point, you might be wondering just what you have gotten yourself into.
Have you watched the TLC show Extreme Couponing? Season two will be starting this month. I know it has brought couponing to the forefront, but I am not sure it is for the better. I have had plenty of people come up to me asking about it and I am happy to share my opinions. Without going into a long response I will just say, remember it is a television show.
So, 2010 is almost complete. Did you have financial goals that you did not meet? Do you have new goals for 2011? At Momsfunmoney.com we are all about finding sources to be smarter shoppers and earn a little “Fun Money”. With a little time it can add up! I am passionate about sharing what I have learned with others. It is amazing what is available today to help you become better savers and earners. Here are a few of my suggestions to start your new year off on a good foot.